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Asia Pacific ETP AUM up 23.6 per cent in first half


Assets under management of Asia Pacific exchange-traded products ended at USD113bn last week, according to Deutsche Bank.

On a year to date basis, Asia Pacific ETP assets are up by USD21.5bn or 23.6 per cent above last year’s closing.

The Asia Pacific ETP market recorded monthly cash inflows of USD4.3bn for the month of June, taking the YTD cash flows to +USD19bn or 20.6 per cent of last year’s end AUM.

Prior to that, Asia Pacific region recorded monthly flows of -USD664m, USD1.1bn and USD13.3bn for March, April and May respectively.

Equities had the lion’s share in the monthly cash flows contributing USD4.1bn, with fixed income and commodities registering USD204m and -USD16m respectively.

Within equity products, developed country ETFs emerged as the single largest recipient of monthly cash flows totalling USD3.6bn.

ETFs offering exposure to country indices attracted robust inflows: Japan, Taiwan and Korea received USD3.4bn, USD356mn and USD195m respectively.

Asia Pacific ETP turnover totalled USD6.3bn for last week, 40.1 per cent up from the previous week’s total.

South Korea comes to be on top of the turnover ranking with USD3.1bn, followed by China (USD1.3bn), Hong Kong (USD0.9bn), Japan (USD0.6bn), and Australia (USD0.2bn).

Among equity ETFs, emerging country, leveraged strategy, short strategy, and Asia Pacific developed country ETFs recorded total turnover of USD2.9bn, USD1.4bn, USD0.8bn and USD0.7bn respectively. Under the commodity asset class, turnover in gold ETPs totalled USD81m.

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